PSA (Public Service Announcements)

 

NC A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir Concert (END FEB 03)

Shiloh Baptist Church will host the North Carolina A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir in concert on Friday, February 3, at 7pm at 1210 South Eugene Street in Greensboro. The event is free and open to the public. Masks are required. For further information, please contact Reverend Steve Allen by calling (336) 272-1166.

 

Black Business Summit (END FEB 03)

S. G. Atkins CDC will hold the Black Business Summit, where access to capital and small business meets, Friday, February 3, from 8:30am-3pm at 1922 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Winston Salem. Prepare to be inspired by and informed from potential funders, public officials, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Register Now! Limited space is available. For more information, contact Carol Davis at 336.734.6900.

 

NCWorks Hiring Event (END FEB 03)

NCWorks is hosting a hiring event Friday, February 3, from 10am to 2pm, at 2914 Sandy Ridge Rd in Colfax. Available career opportunities include Non-CDL Delivery Drivers, CDL-A Drivers, Night Order Selectors, Warehouse Associates, and Stand-Up Forklift.  For more information, visit NCWorks.gov.

 

500 Youth-N-Black 20th Year Celebration (END FEB 03)

The Remnant Church of Power is celebrating its 20th year celebration of the 500 Youth-N-Black on Friday, February 3, at 7:30pm, at 601 Berryman Ave in Danville, Virginia.  Guest speaker will be Bishop Brandon Jacobs from Hammond, Indiana. Music for the program will be provided by the Youth-N-Black choir & Myasia Hogue. All are welcome. For more information, call (434) 421-6740.

 

Bridging The Triad Popsicle Stick Competition (END FEB 04)

Residents from Greensboro and five other Triad cities are invited to compete in Bridging the Triad, a competition to see who can create the most efficient popsicle stick bridge, Saturday, February 4, from 10am to 1pm, at Griffin Recreation Center. Anyone 8 or older can compete. Free supplies can be picked up at Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Rd. For more information, call 336-373-2928.

 

Wells Memorial Free Clothing Giveaway (END FEB 04)

As part of the WE CARE PANTRY community outreach, Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ will host a FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY, Saturday, February 4th, from 10am to 1pm, at 1001 E. Washington St., Greensboro. For more information on this open to the public event, call 336.272.6564.

 

UCON Rejoice Youth Gospel Showcase (END FEB 06)

It’s the Rejoice Youth Gospel Talent Showcase presented by UCON, Saturday, February 18th at 12:30 pm at the Greensboro Cultural Center room 413. Do you sing, dance, mime, act, or play an instrument? Participation is open to youth ages six to twenty-three.  Send a short video clip by the Monday, February 6th deadline via email to ucontalent@gmail.com. For more information, call 336-324-8045. UCON is a 501c3 organization.

 

CAHSS Discussion on Art & Life (END FEB 08)

North Carolina A&T State University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences invite you to join Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Amy Schwartzott and Associate Professor of English Dr. Kimberly Harper for a discussion about the intersection of art and life, Wednesday, February 8th, from 9am to 10:20am, in Dudley Hall Room 202. For further details, including how to watch live online, email kharper@ncat.edu.

 

ICRCM Speaker Series – Rev. Andrew Young (END FEB 08)

Join the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, as they welcome SCLC leader, mayor, congressperson, and UN diplomat Reverend Andrew Young, Wednesday, February 8th, at 6pm, at UNC Greensboro’s Elliott Auditorium, 507 Stirling Street in Greensboro. For more information, or to reserve tickets, visit SitInMovement.org.

 

Spring Opus Series (END FEB 11) 

Starting February 11 and continuing through April 22, Creative Greensboro, the City’s office for arts and culture, will present their spring Opus Series with four free concerts featuring Greensboro Big Band, Philharmonia of Greensboro, Greensboro Concert Band, and the Choral Society of Greensboro. To learn more about the Opus Series or Creative Greensboro, visit creativegreensboro.com.

 

ABC2 Young Leaders (END FEB 11)

Attention NC Youth and Young Leaders (Middle & High School)!  A Better Chance A Better Community (ABC2) is working to secure funding for school meals for all so that every child in every public school in North Carolina has access to breakfast and lunch at no cost to their families. Your Voice and Leadership are needed! ABC2 is providing community capacity building by convening young leaders across NC, providing policy and system change training and utilizing GIS and story mapping to tell stories of the impact of school meals.  Sign Up for a SMFA Youth Team at forms.gle/18t3JKiAnwHyHA2dA. Virtual Meetings for the Triad Start February 11 at 10am. For more information, call 252.673.5080.

 

Second Round Loose Leaf Collection (END FEB 11)

The City of Greensboro’s loose leaf collection will run through February 11, subject to inclement weather delays. Accordingly, property owners are encouraged to observe the following tips: Rake leaves to the edge of your yard, behind the curb, and do not put leaves in the street or on the sidewalk.  Remove sticks, rocks, and other debris that may damage City equipment.  Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near leaves.  And check the city’s interactive map to find out where your neighborhood is on the leaf collection schedule. Residents may also use the City’s year-round yard waste program to dispose of leaves in clear plastic bags, or a plastic or metal garbage can, on your regular trash collection day. More info can be found at Greensboro-nc.gov/leaves.

 

Lady Sings The Blues, Hosted by The Wild Irish Rose (END FEB 14)

Join the Wild Irish Rose for a February 14th Valentine’s evening of refreshments, Hors-d’oeuvre’s (while supplies last) and the academy nominated movie Lady Sings the Blues with Dianna Ross, Billie Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. Mix and Mingle starts at 6pm, and the movie begins at 7pm.  For more information, go to CarolinaTheatre.com or call 336-333-2600. That’s February 14th, Valentine’s at the Carolina Theatre, featuring Lady Sings the Blues, hosted by The Wild Irish Rose. The Carolina theater is a not-for-profit organization.

 

ICRCM Speaker Series – Dr. Johnnetta Cole (END FEB 15)

Join the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, as they welcome anthropologist, educator, museum director, and college president Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Wednesday, February 15th, at 6pm, at Bennett College’s Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel, 900 East Washington Street in Greensboro. For more information, or to reserve tickets, visit SitInMovement.org.

 

Chancellor’s Speaker Series (END FEB 16)

The North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor’s Speaker Series invites you to “A Conversation About Men’s Health, Education, Race, & Justice,” featuring Award Winning Actor and Producer Sterling K. Brown, moderated by Ray Trapp, Thursday, February 16 at 6pm, at North Carolina A&T’s Harrison Auditorium. For ticket information, call the University Ticket Office at 336-334-7749.

 

Lead Pipe Testing (END FEB 17)

In an effort to address where underground lead piping still exists on private property, the City of Greensboro is asking for your help. The Water Resources Department’s Lead & Copper Compliance program is asking residents and business owners with Greensboro water to locate the indoor section of your service line, test the line’s material, and report the results to the City. Step-by-step directions can be found at greensboro-nc.gov/LeadCopper

 

UCON Rejoice Youth Gospel Showcase (END FEB 18)

It’s the Rejoice Youth Gospel Talent Showcase presented by UCON, Saturday, February 18th at 12:30 pm at the Greensboro Cultural Center room 413. For more information, call 336-324-8045.

 

Gospel Singing In The Afternoon (END FEB 18)

Join Laughlin Memorial United Methodist Church for an afternoon of Gospel singing at 3pm on Saturday, February 18th, at 1417 Huffine Mill Rd in Greensboro.  For further details about this open to the public event, call 336-375-3267.

 

ICRCM Speaker Series – Rev. Dr. James Lawson (END FEB 22)

Join the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, as they welcome civil rights activist, professor, and minister, Reverend Dr. James Lawson, Wednesday, February 22st, at 6pm, at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium, 710 Levi Coffin Drive in Greensboro. For more information, or to reserve tickets, visit SitInMovement.org.

 

Greensboro Spring Sports Leagues (END FEB 24)

Registration is now open for 2023 spring sports leagues. The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department offers baseball for youth, and softball and kickball for adults. The registration deadline is February 24. Learn more and register at greensboro-nc.gov/sports. Or to sign up as a volunteer youth coach, visit greensboro-nc.gov/parksandrecvolunteer.

 

NC A&T Extended Campus Virtual Info Session (END FEB 28)

Join North Carolina A&T State University’s Extended Campus for a virtual information session on Tuesday, February 28, at 6 p.m. about A&T Online’s undergraduate degree and certificate programs. Speak with program representatives and learn about the application process, financial aid, and our support for distance learners. To register, visit bit.ly/NCATOnlineFeb2023. Or call 336-285-3803.

 

Small Farms Week (END MAR 31)

As part of Small Farms Week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s annual tribute to small-scale agriculture will run from March 27 through the 31st, featuring educational programs, panel discussions, tours, and the unveiling of a new Small Farmer of the Year. All events will be in-person for the first time since 2019, with most events taking place at the N.C. A&T University Farm and the Farm Pavilion, 3020 McConnell Road. For further details, visit ncat.edu.

 

Vendors Sought For Spring International Festival (END MAR 31)

The IB students of Ben L Smith High School are actively seeking vendors and food trucks for their upcoming Spring International Festival. The festival will highlight Internationalism from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline for vendors is Friday, March 31. For more information, contact Ms. Turner at 336-294-7300 x 1657 or via email at turnert@gcsnc.com.

 

Free Computer Classes at the Library

After a long pandemic pause, free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org. 

 

Progressive Toastmasters

Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at gail2813@aol.com.

 

Aggies At The Goal Line

For the past 6 years, the Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Reach out today! Scholarships are available. Don’t let anything hold you back!

 

Take Me Home

The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.

 

Guilford County Schools

– Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.

 

TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations

A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.

 

Styrofoam Recycling

While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.

 

Glass Recycling

The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.

 

Library Makerspace

Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.